Arcadia Ales

Brown Cow

Style: Barrel-aged Tart Dark Ale/American Bastard Oud Bruin

Availability: One-Off/Fall 2015

ABV: 7.5-8%

Brown Cow

A unique blend of barrel-aged beers (2/3 barrel-aged tart/wild malty brown ale with cherries, 1/3 barrel-aged Cocoa Loco), designed as an homage to the sweet/sour “oud bruin” brown ales of West Flanders, Belgium. Deceptively smooth and rich, this dark chestnut-colored ale has notes of milk chocolate and pralines, offset by a hint of tartness from cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast used in the barrels. The base beers spent a combined 3.5 years in second-use oak Bourbon barrels, which lends a calming softness to the flavor and aroma. This extended time leaves barely a hint of oak flavor, beyond the subtle structure and deft balance that compliments each base beer, to equal a fine ale that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Very limited quantities, this beer might not ever exist again!

Key sensory terms: Sweet n sour (tart, not that acidic), rich chocolatey malt, hint of fruit in the finish. Medium-high alcohol.

Food Pairings: Osso buco, gamey meats (lamb), anything vaguely Mexican, collard greens, brisket.


Style: Barrel-aged Tart Dark Ale/American Bastard Oud Bruin
Availability: One-Off/Fall 2015
ABV: 7.5-8%
Formats: 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl

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 Where to find Arcadia Ales

Beer Map

Our Distributors

Michigan:
Imperial Beverage – 3825 Emerald Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49001 – 269.382.4200
West Side Beer Distributing – Grand Rapids – 5400 Patterson Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 – 616.698.1900
West Side Beer Distributing – Lansing – 3901 South Creyts Rd. Lansing, MI 48917 – 517.322.9010
Rave Associates – 260 Metty Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 – 734.761.7702
John P. O’Sullivan Distributing Inc. – 4047 Market Place Flint, MI 48507 – 810.733.7090
Griffin Beverage Co. – 1901 Dam Rd. West Branch, MI 48661

Ohio:
Ohio Valley Wine & Beer – 10975 Medallion Dr. Evendale, OH 45241 – 513.771.9370
Premium Beverage Supply – 3701 Lacon Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026 – 614.777.1007
Wine Beer Imports – 1384 E. 40th St. Cleveland, OH – 216.391.1717

Indiana:
AALCO Distributing Co. – 909 Grant Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46803 – 260.422.9417
Boone Beverage Inc. – 1350 W Main St. Lebanon, IN 46052 – 765.482.4180
Calumet Breweries – 6535 Osborn Ave. Hammond, IN 46320 – 219.845.2242
Dever Distributing Co. – 925 N Fruitridge Ave # 2, Terre Haute, IN 47803 – 812.234.9657
Greenfield Beverage Co. Inc. – 1763 E Main St. Greenfield, IN 46140 – 317.462.2818
L.C. Nadorff & Son Inc. – 206 Busch Pl. New Albany, IN 47150 – 812.945.8681
Mid America Beverage Inc. – 2755 Commerce Dr. Kokomo, IN 46902 – 765.459.3117
North Vernon Beverage Co. Inc. – One Curry Drive Industrial Park North Vernon, IN 47265 – 812.346.5576
Terrance A. Smith Distributing – 2215 N Madison Ave. Anderson, IN 46011 – 765.644.3396
United Distributors – 840 United Dr. South Bend, IN 46601 – 574.287.1067
Working Distributors Inc. – 2800 Diego Dr. Evansville, IN 47715 – 812.464.9555
Zink Distributing Company – 3150 Shelby St. Indianapolis, IN 46227 – 317.781.5800

Illinois:
Louis Glunz Beer Inc. – 7100 North Capitol Dr. Lincolnwood, IL 60712 – 847.676.9500
Market Place Selections – 1710 W Detweiller Dr. Peoria, IL 61615 – 309.589.0575
Wolf Distributing – 1809 W Chanute Rd. Peoria, Illinois – 309.839.8953

Wisconsin:
General Beverage Co. – 16255 W. Stratton Drive P.O. Box 510203 New Berlin, WI 53151 – 414.543.3300

Pennsylvania:
Galli Beer Dist. Co., Inc. – 800 Anderson St. New Kensington, PA 15068 – 1.800.242.5347 – 724.337.3581
Westy Beer Distributor, Inc. – 420 Saint Johns Church Rd. 17011 Camp Hill , PA – 717.737.4401

Maryland:
Backup Beverage -18057 Oak Ridge Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740 – 240.513.7210
Bond Distributing Co. – 1220 Bernard Dr. Baltimore, MD 21223 – 410.945.5600

Washington DC:
Madidus LLC – 2312 Woodridge St. NE Washington, DC 20018 – 202.596.7715

Tavour beer club also ships Arcadia Ales to Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Massachusets, and Connecticut!

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 Arcadia Ales 2017 Beer Guide

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Arcadia Ales 2017 Beer Guide with Descriptions (PDF, 14.5 MB)
Arcadia Ales 2017 Beer Guide with UPC’s (PDF, 14.5 MB)

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